2017-08-10 / Arts & Entertainment News

SAVE THE DATE


PACE Center For Girls-Collier at Immokalee and White House Black Market present the seventh annual Love That Dress! from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Tickets from $30 for general admission to $150 for VIPs are available at www.lovethatdress.org. Karina Nahmens is shown here having fun at the 2016 event. 
SIERRA BALDWIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY PACE Center For Girls-Collier at Immokalee and White House Black Market present the seventh annual Love That Dress! from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Tickets from $30 for general admission to $150 for VIPs are available at www.lovethatdress.org. Karina Nahmens is shown here having fun at the 2016 event. SIERRA BALDWIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY ¦ The fourth annual Party with a Purpose takes place from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Hilton Naples. This year’s honoree is longtime Neapolitan Thelma Hodges. Proceeds will benefit Dress for Success and Act-So, an Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academics and cultural achievement among high school students.

The brainchild of Naples residents Barbara and Daniel Melvin as a way to give back to others in celebration of their birthdays and anniversary, Party with a Purpose includes dinner, silent and live auctions, a rum tasting and more. Co-chairs this year are Nancy and Skip Potter; emcees are Joe Turner and Vicky Tracy. Sponsors includes the Potters as well as TLC Marketing & Creative Services and WAVV 101.1-FM. Sponsorships are still available.

Tickets for $125 can be purchased at www.partywithapurpose4@hilton.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Mr. Melvin 348-2742 or email danielmelvin@comcast.net.

¦ Waterside Shops hosts the fifth annual Craving Fashion culinary and fashion event where guests can see the latest fashions available at retailers and enjoy bites from dozens of area restaurants from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Proceeds benefit United Way of Collier County. For more information as the date nears, call 598-1605 or visit www.watersideshops.com.

¦ The Purple Party Masquerade hosted by the NextGen Committee of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children takes place from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Cavo Lounge. NextGen members and other young professionals gather to raise awareness to end domestic violence and human trafficking. Tickets are $65 and include one drink (cash bar available), hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Lisa Hulme is this year’s chair, and Mike Gebeau is vice-chair. For tickets or more information, including details about sponsorship opportunities, call Rebecca Thompson at 775-3862 or go to www.naplesshelter.org/ purpleparty.

¦ Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida honors its 2017 Business Hall of Fame-Collier County laureates during a dinner and awards ceremony Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.JASWFL. org.

¦ High fashion collides with high art at “Scene to be Seen: A Runway Art Show” to benefit the Naples Art Association from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Volvo Cars of Naples. Jewelry designer Amanda Jaron chairs the evening that will include a runway show, sales gallery and live auction featuring clothing and accessories for men and women by local artists and designers from Los Angeles, New York, the Philippines and Italy. In addition to A.Jaron Fine Jewelry and Volvo Cars of Naples, sponsors to date include Shula’s at the Hilton Naples, Johnny Was, First Florida Integrity Bank, Gulfshore Life and Salons by JC. Tickets range from $25 for students to $150 for a VIP package. For tickets or more information, call the Naples Art Association at 262-6517, ext. 121.

¦ The Community Foundation of Collier County hosts the 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The following awards will be presented: The Robert C. Cosgrove Award, Patty and Jay Baker; the Harvey Kapnick Award, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida; Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award, Wynn’s Market & Catering; and the Excellence in Civic Leadership Award, The Latchkey League of The Salvation Army. Tickets are $185. For more information, visit www.cfcollier.org/events.

¦ Humane Society Naples holds its 19th annual Fashion Show & Luncheon: “The Real Housepets of Naples” at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Co-chairs are Philip Douglas and Doug Olsen. Tickets are $200. Formal invitations will be mailed. For information about sponsorships, email Annemarie Zoller at events@hsnaples.org.

¦ Youth Haven holds its fourth annual Uncorked wine pairing event from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Mediterra Beach Club in Bonita Springs. Guests will catch stellar views of the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico while enjoying wines from Napa Valley vintner Darioush, live entertainment, a raffle and silent auction. Tickets for $150 go on sale Aug. 1 at www.youthhavenswfl.org.

¦ The 2017 NCH Hospital Ball takes place Saturday, Nov. 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The longest running annual gala in the history of Naples has been held for 59 years to raise funds and awareness for critical hospital programs and services. Invitations will be mailed this fall. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 624-2000.

¦ Shops and restaurants at the Village on Venetian Bay do their part for Friends of Foster Children Forever during the annual “Sip & Sample” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. For more information, call Gisela Estrada at 262-1808, email gisela@friendsoffosterchildren.net or visit www.friendsoffosterchildren.net.

¦ Tea at the Ritz to benefit Make-AWish Southern Florida takes place from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. For tickets or more information as the date nears, call 992-9474, ext. 22, or email lcolantonio@sflawish.org.

¦ CAPA Cultural and Performing Arts Center holds its annual gala, “Hitting the Right Note,” Monday evening, Jan. 8, 2018, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. For more information, call 775-2800 or email info@capacenter.org.

¦ The David Lawrence Center celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. While numerous programs and events will mark the milestone throughout the year, the biggest of all will be the 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala: “Puttin’ on the Ritz” the evening of Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. For more information, call Jennifer Denike at 304-3505, email jenniferde@dlcmhc.com or visit www.DLCgala.org.

¦ The Wishmaker’s Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida will be held Saturday evening, Jan. 13, 2018, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For tickets or more information as the date nears, call 992-9474, ext. 22, or email lcolantonio@sflawish.org.

¦ Youth Haven kicks its annual fundraiser up a notch by turning next year’s event into an evening affair. The “Soirée of the Season” is set for Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Tickets go on sale in August. For more information, visit www.youthhaven.org. ¦

— Email details about your charity gala or fundraising soiree to Cindy Pierce at cpierce@floridaweekly.com.

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